The annual BET (Black Entertainment Telivision) Hip Hop Awards aired this week, featuring Hip Hop’s biggest stars and awarding them for their dominance in the rap game over the last 12 months. The BET Hip Hop Awards are like no other in that it not only features live performances during the broadcast, but also … Continue reading Eminem Isn’t the 1st Rapper to Slander Trump, He’s Just the 1st to Do it While White
This past Sunday I did something I’ve never intentionally done on a Sunday post-Labor Day: I didn’t watch football. In fact I watched everything but football to resist the temptation of tuning in – Princess and the Frog, Pelham 123, the same 9/11 documentary that runs every year around this time but seems to get … Continue reading I’m Boycotting the NFL for Celebrating Violence & Punishing Non-Violence
I’ve seen 1 full episode of The Cosby Show in my lifetime. ONE. It was the episode where Theo bought a $95 Gordon Gartrelle shirt to impress his girl…you know the one with the hidden buttons, flap on the back, and two-toned pockets? But Dr. Huxtable told him he had to return it because it … Continue reading Bill Cosby and the ONE
I haven’t written anything like this in a while. Not because state sanctioned violence against black and brown bodies magically ceased, but because my spirit grew so weary with every hashtagged corpse memorialized on social media and criminalized in the news that I had to take a mental health break. Until now. 5 years ago … Continue reading I Am #JordanEdwards
1 month. It’s been 1 month. And the bar has been set so low that I’m at a point where any day we don’t enter into nuclear war is a good day. When President Trump was still President-elect Trump, I went through an accelerated grieving process as he was not the candidate I had in … Continue reading What I’ve Learned from Talking With White People Since the Election
Society tells me that all I have to do be safe is get an education, speak well, wear a suit, and I’m covered. But I remind society that Dr. King was well educated, well spoken, and was killed and buried well dressed. So sometimes I wonder if his living was in vain?